Welcome to Racine's Fourth Fest Parade
Welcome to the official web site of Fourth Fest of Greater Racine. Here you'll find everything you need to know about one of the Midwest's largest and most colorful Independence Day parades -- cited by USA Today in 2008 as one of the Top Ten places to be in the country for Independence Day (just behind Washington, D.C.) In fact, the entire Racine community -- some 100,000 spectators of the parade alone! -- is abuzz with Independence Day activities throughout the day.
The theme of our 2018 parade is “A Storybook Parade!”
We hope to take you back to your childhood as parade entries invoke memories of fanciful tales of Kings and Queens, Prince and Princesses, Dragons, Pokie Little Puppies and Trains That Could! Participants are encouraged to keep with our theme as they parade down Main Street USA and along our 2.6 mile parade route. Spectators will see all their favorites, as well: horses, clowns, jugglers, antique cars, the popular Iwo Jima presentation, servicemen and servicewomen, award-winning marching bands (and drum & bugle corps), colorful floats, dance troupes, sports heroes, school groups, politicians, and other dignitaries -- more than 100 units in all! Indeed, there's something for everyone….
The Mark “Mr. Racine” Eickhorst Spirit of Racine Award Nomination Form is now on-line. For more information, click here.
The 2018 Parade Application is now on-line. For more information, click here.
Thank you Racine for another great year!